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as a cleaning lady, she is breaking the law. alexandra says she is hardly alone. >> many people are working illegally, from cleaners in private homes to hotel and restaurant workers here in luxembourg. there -- they are a very large part of our economy and contribute to the wealth of our society here in the city. >> in a rich country like luxembourg, illegal immigrants are a cheap source of labor. paying workers the minimum wage of nearly 1900 euros a month is just too much for many, but an eu law is forcing the country to crack down on iegal wk. the government is offering a grace period until the end of february. illegal workers can come forward together with their employers without fear of prosecution. >> we are actually offering companies a chance to normalize themselves, to make themselves legal, by giving the people currently working there illegally normal employment contracts. under the same conditions the others received. >> to be eligible, applicants mustave been working illegally in luxembourg for at least nine months, receive the minimum wage, and work 40 hours a week. the barrier
? alexandra lebenthal made a series for women's poker night in new york. thanks so much for joining us. so why poker? what's the payoff for a ladies poker night? >> it's all about the poker face. i say that with no joke. although, i actually have a terrible poker face, for those who know me. but it's really about the negotiation, about holding your cards to your chest and learning how to not give away what you're thinking or what you're doing. >> wow, i think that's really interesting. that's a great analogy. so do you think women as a group tend to give it away and sort of, you know, put themselves in a disadvantage as a result of that, in business? >> i think women absolutely do that. they do that in business and they do that particularly when it comes to investing their own money, which is always such a tragic thing to see because oftentimes a woman will say, i know i'm really stupid, i know i have a really small account, you shouldn't take time of bothering with me, instead of presenting themselves as somebody who actually has money to invest that should be taken seriously. so the poker ga
in with alexandra steele in the weather center for today's forecast. good morning. >> hi, good morning to you guys. last year we had a lot of those stories ant people gbout people the ice, falling through because last year the ice was so warm and never really got thick, especially in the upper midwest. >> it's just not safe. don't do it. >> that's right. all right. so let's talk about el paso. a record snow for the day yesterday. kind of a white winter wonderland. 2.9 inches. i think there was a little bit of the novelty factor. almost a year ago to the day, it was last january 9th they had their last measurable snow of 0.1 inches. so 2.9 inches. the yearly average is 6.6. it's not out of the question that el paso sees snow. the all-time record, they had 22 inches of snow in one dumping in 1987. they've certainly had their share. but it really has been all year. los alamos picked up 6 inches. we have certainly seen snow in the southeast. here's what's happening. there's that snow in el paso. right now, flurries falling. it's cold, it's kichilly. the biggest problem were the icy overpasses and brid
, our children, nancy corinne, christine, jacqueline, paul, and alexandra, our grandchildren, who are represented today by our granddaughter madeleine, and i have to include the d'alesandro family of baltimore in that gratitude as well. and i must thank my constituents in san francisco for giving me the privilege of representing that beautiful and diverse city in the congress of the united states. each of us is here today is truly a representative, a representative in the truest sense of the word -- to represent the highest hopes and aspirations of the american people. on new year's eve -- some of you, a large number of members of congress joined hundreds of people at the national archives building where we observed at midnight the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. at midnight, there was an enactment of harriet tubman ringing the bell, ringing the bell, and as she rang the bell she said, "now we are free." it was quite an incredible moment and it was one that ushered in what president lincoln would call 'a new birth of freedom' for his era and for generations to
. alexandra steel is standing fwoi look ahead. first, we're going to go to jennifer delgado live in nashville which is supposed to be the south, jennifer. >> reporter: yeah, exactly. the south is bracing for a messy commute out there. right now we're at the tennessee department of vpgs. of course, you see all the salt back there and the salt trucks. they're prepared to go up and have been going out all night long to lay that salt on the road. of course, we're talking about a very messy commute. we're going to be looking at potential for black ice, especially on the overpasses and over about the last half hour, the rain, the freezing rain has been starting to come down. it shouldn't come as a surprise after such an extreme week of wild weather. frigid temperatures and wind chills plague the country. >> freezing. >> cold. >> gosh! freezing out here, man. >> reporter: and now freezing rain and ice in tennessee. crews armed with salt trucks are at the ready. >> we have 32 counties here in the middle tennessee area that tdot will be keeping an eye on. we'll have enough people to make sure the road
to stop advocating education for girls. time for a check of the nation's weather. alexandra steele joins us from atlanta. a new year a new weather pattern. >> that's right. happy new year to you. happy new year, everyone. it is a new weather pattern. it's a virtual certainty that 2012 will go down as the warmest on record. 2013 has not started that way. albany, 2 below. 8 in boston. 25 in atlantic city. 28 in philadelphia. factor in the windchills, walking out the door, in albany, new york, 14 below. 2 below in providence. the air is cold. winds are coming in. even in the southeast, temperatures in the 30s and 40s. so on the whole, most of the country at about 10, 15 degrees below average. why? the jet stream's position is keeping it cold, and an impressive snow pack around the country keeping that cold air in essence refrigerated. the snow pack we have exceeding all of last season. that's what a banner snow year it's been thus far. single digits in the northeast, but pattern change is coming. what we'll see here, the cold air of today, highs in the 20s and 30s. you can see from minneapo
for three deaths nationwide. alexandra steel in the cnn weather center and jennifer delgado in nashville this morning. jennifer, let's start with you. how does it look? >> i can tell you right now, we're experiencing rain and it looks like sleet mixing in. as we go throughout the morning, we'll see the potential for more freezing rain to develop. you can see the round is wet. this shouldn't come as a surprise after such a wild week of weather. frigid temperatures and record-breaking windchills continue to plague much of the country. >> horrible. freezing cold. >> freezing out here, man. >> and freezing rain and ice in tennessee. crews armed with salt trucks are at the ready. >> 32 counties here in the middle tennessee area tdot will be keeping an eye on. we have enough people here to make sure roads are ready for rush hour in the morning. >> reporter: relentless rain in salt lake city forced the airport to close on thursday. some parts of the great lakes picked up between two and three feet of lake-effect snow this week, which led to the pileup in ohio. in new hampshire, brutal subzero w
. even the tennessee valley and the carolinas are on ice. meteorologist alexandra steele is with us. i was thinking of going to d.c. and they said, it's 20 degrees and snow. i said i'll see you in a couple of months. >> oh, come on now. >> the snow is still there, right? >> an inch! an inch! negligable in scope. let me show you the midwest. quiet in chicago. yesterday they finally got their one inch of snow. they haven't had one inch of snow since last february 24th. historic, those records have fallen but they finally have gotten that inch snow. an ice storm will develop, little piece of the energy. that's really in the central rockies around denver. it will break off. i'll put this in motion for you. as we head through from tomorrow morning, that's in chicago. we have a winter storm watch. tomorrow morning through monday morning. and you can see, this is sunday at 1:00. here is chicago. and this is ice. it's going to be potentially freezing rain. now why it's freezing rain instead of snow is because the air right at the ground is below freezing, but the air at higher altitudes, above
, thank you. real fast, though, chris. your daughter alexandra is her sixth birthday and she has a super pac lined up for her presidential run. a lot of checks coming in the mail today for turning six? >> i hope so. we started her pac. alexandra 2093, maybe. >> i like that. >> if this super pac can do it, i have all of the belief in the world. happy birthday to your 6-year-old. >> happy birthday. coming up, all of the president's men and what the political impact and the lack of women in the cabinet might mean for president obama. stick around. this is msnbc. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin desi
to meteorologist alexandra steele, who is dressed in winter white. alexandra, how are you? >> hi. good afternoon to you, miguel. you know, we are going to see another storm in the midwest, but unlike a typical january, february snow in chicago, it won't be that of snow. it's going to be a freezing rain event. an ice storm is brewing similar to what we saw in kentucky and tennessee yesterday. let me show you why. here's the forecast radar. this is today. a piece of this energy that we're seeing developing tonight in the colorado rockies will move out, and then what's going to happen is here's chicago. we have in chicago a winter storm watch posted for tomorrow morning through monday morning. and why it's freezing rain and not snow is they are right at the surface is below freezing but higher up in the atmosphere it's liquid. it's coming down as liquid and freezing when it gets to that colder air. so for sunday night, and again that watch is for tomorrow morning through monday morning so sunday into sunday night is when that freezing rain is, and monday we'll watch that freezing rain and snow move
to the queen alexandra mountain range. the crew were flying from the south pole to a nearby italian base on wednesday when the plane went off the grid. officials say it's unlikely anyone could have survived that crash. >>> thousands of people marched in washington today, demanding tough new gun laws. gun control laws. it's the first major antigun demonstration since the newtown, connecticut, shootings. it comes just days after a bill was introduced in congress that would ban assault rifles, semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. we'll have more on today's march just ahead. >> internet hacker s somehow managed to crack into the website of the u.s. department of justice today and they said they're not finished causing trouble. it's that group whose members call themselves anonymous and they're angry about what they call the government's role in a well known internet activist. emily schmidt watching the developments from washington. did these hackers do anything damaging or is this some sort of vandalism? >> it's a little too early to know, rhetoric and what is a real threat. wh
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this morning by meteorologist alexandra steele. tell us what is in store for the next few days. >> all right. a few things happening. one, in terms of the temperatures, we've hit bottom. we are going to warm up about 20 degrees, i'll tell you where. second thing, another ice storm developing in the midwest. a big picture, the snow and ice from yesterday is done, chicago finally picking up their inch. we are seeing a few lake effect snow showers coming off of lake michigan, but kind of negligible. washington, d.c., you're waking up looking out connecticut avenue and georgetown and some snow showers. that should be done by 9:00 this morning, as well. the next ice storm is developing for chicago. we do have a winter storm watch for chicago, supposed to be beginning tomorrow morning through monday morning. let me play it out for you. here's denver, a little piece of this energy that's the snow falling in the rockies is going to break off. and watch what happens as we head toward sunday, we're going to watch about noon, 1:00 tomorrow morning, this energy area with ice. that pink delineating where
." >>> meteorologist alexandra steele with more on the threat of flooding. help me out. >> the first picture of a giant squid dates back to the 1800s, so it's the stuff of myth and legends that's been around for a very long time. and so we've had pictures but never video, live video, in its natural habitat. supposedly it's the largest fish or reptile with the biggest eyes the size of plates. >> how do you know so much about this, alexandra? >> because i was supposed to do the story. i studied for an hour! you can ask me anything! its tentacles, its sucking, what its teeth do! i know everything! i've never known so much about a squid in my life. >> oh, wonderful. just share details throughout the morning. thank you. >> okay, i'll just pepper them out. let's talk also about the weather story. what we're seeing is this rain. no snow abound for the most part because this is the area of low pressure that's developing in texas. here it is, but it will impact a lot of the country. i'll show you its movement. houston, corpus christi, eastern and central texas, that's where the heaviest rain will fall not only
, a year for the record books. weatherwise, not necessarily a good way. alexandra steele with the numbers. >> 2012, warmest year on record, besting 1998 by 1 degrees, usually 1/10 a degree is the records, not a full degree. warmest march on record and july 2012, hottest month ever recorded in the lower 48. going down in the record books as one of the driest. the drought worst since the '50s, really exacerbating that dry, hot conditions, that is certainly not the case. texas in a drought, they need the rain. we picked up on average half an inch. some places in southern louisiana and southeast texas have picked up 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. more rain on the way. today, last day of the rain and the forecast radar takes it toward chicago, and it will be not white, that's for sure. wet, because temperature there in the 40s, and then finds the northeast as rain on friday, guys. >> all right. thank you very much, alexandra. 44 minutes past the hour. this morning's top stories. every single u.s. soldier could be out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. the white house considering leaving up to 15,000 t
. alexandra steele has more. >> two sides of the coin. east coast warm and wet. and the west coast is cold and will become very snowy, even potentially blizzard conditions developing. first, let's talk about the wet side. an inundation, literally three days, inundation of rain in louisiana, between 6 and 12 inches of rain. that white? that is over 10 inches of rain. in addition to the rain, which for the most part is over, we had three reports of tornadoes yesterday, and ample damage. a very rough few days. good news for the most part, the worst of this is over. all of the rain moving to the north. you can see just a few showers moving through new orleans, but certainly not that rain and that training rain, with the rain going over the same areas over and over again. cinci, rain for you. why? 60 degrees. should be 20 degrees colder than that. and cleveland to buffalo, you can see, of course, predominantly rain. temperatures 20 degrees above average. washington, d.c., look at this. 66. we'll see the cherry blossoms begin to come out. in atlanta, 70 for the weekend. you get the picture, east
waking up to the dual danger of flooding and ice. alexandra steele in the weather center. good morning. >> good morning, guys. each snow potentially for you around new york city. >> trifecta. >> there you go. we'll see it all. here's why, zoraida. what we've got is the stalled front and along the front we've got everything from rain, sleet, even freezing rain that will become a snow maker. what's happening in the pink, what we're seeing is rain is famming. it's falling below freezing, thus we're getting icy surfaces on the road. we could see ice accumulation and a quarter inch of ice. we'll see power lines go out, winds begin to sag. roads get icy. you can see some of that's falling now. and also the potential for flooding already had one to two inches of rain along this line and it's really not moving much. washington, points south, you can see where that rain is falling. it's going to fall over the same areas, and we're going to watch that rain move into washington, d.c., as well. it's already there now. with that, the flood threat throughout much of the east. and, again, winter weat
. we also have video just in from alexandra where there was icing on some tree limbs and some of the elevated surfaces. look at ice on the potomac river. cold enough for ice to form there, too. the mallards are happy to get out into the open water. as we look at the photograph i just took this morning, there is magical icicles on the shrubbery in front of the building in northwest washington. north and west of washington we had icing. we talked about all different types of weather when i visited centreville, center ridge elementary school. the teacher on the right and back invited me to talk to the very bright second graders who have had a unit on weather already. we discussed the importance of paying attention to the forecast and severe weather. there was a huge group of them at the center ridge elementary school in venterville, virginia. had a great time talking to the second graders there. there's the sky over washington now. it's foggy with lingering rain in washington. just cloudy at reagan national. 35 there. the wind coming from the south off the river at 13 miles per h
of these girls they're victorian. they're victorian faces. i mean, that could almost be princess alexandra before she became the queen. as for the sculptor, well, it's all in a name and the name's down here-- "moreau." the moreaus were a dynasty of sculptors and painters. this particular one, i think could be mathurin, mathurin moreau. he was known for his classical and allegorical figures, but i can't swear to it. it doesn't really matter at the end of the day. what matters is the subject and the quality of the bronze. this is quality with a capital "q." so have you ever pondered the value of your roman ladies? it's crossed my mind. i haven't the faintest idea of what it's valued. well, i would say, at this moment in time each of your ladies is worth the best part of 800 pounds, let's throw in 400 pounds for the base and collectively we've got a group that's worth in the region of about 2,000 pounds. it's what your late wife's uncle might have called "a safe bet." ( both laugh ) i wouldn't necessarily call this a gold chain interspaced with gems. i'd call it a gold
posts and videos that could put up on youtube. but alexandra goddard takes screen shots of everything before the kids are smart enough to realize they need to delete them. she was able to compile evidence. >> and who is she? >> shias de blogger and also from the town. i guess she had a personal interest in investigating further because she said from the minute she heard about the case she believed the football players were being treated specially because the town has a much invested in the team. and once anonymous caught hold of it, they took it further by exposing more tweets. and then, the video, which was just a stunning testament to the rape culture in america and in this town, in particular. >> finally, "x" can you talk about -- i'm looking at wired magazine. this isn't the first anti- pedophile project from the group. it doesn't talk about the past. >> i just want to point out one last thing on the steubenville subject. there's more to this than just a rate been covered up because of football and because of legitimate revenue within that community. we've uncovered through anonym
average. >> right. alexandra steele in atlanta, thank you very much. >>> all right. this is going to get your attention. an unprecedented hunt for a potential man eater. hundreds of big snake wranglers from hard core hunters to complete beginners are taking part in a florida competition meant to thin out the state's burmese python population in the everglades. this kicked off over the weekend, and our very brave john zurella is there right now. how is the big snake hunt going so far? >> well, state wildlife officials told me yesterday that they know that some of the hunters have killed snakes. they don't know how many yet. we'll probably find out a little better idea later today when they start bringing the snakes in to drop off points. they have to bring them in within 24 hours, and, john, the bottom line is that burmese pythons are an invasive species. they have no natural enemy, and they can grow and they've been spotted in the everglades nearly 20 feet long. now, state wildlife officials say they understand they're never going to be able to eradicate the snakes. the hope is that they
is in nashville where shivering southerners are also bracing for the threat of ice and alexandra steele is in the weather center with the big picture. jennifer, let's start with you. good morning. >> good morning, carol. you said mild winter but right now it doesn't feel so mild. we are dealing with the cold rain in nashville and only had one report of any ice accumulation, roughly one-tenth in the county we're in, in a nashville. right now we are live and reporting from the tennessee department of transportation, you can see a lot of action under way, trying to get more quailty on the road because of the overpasses and elevated roadways to freeze over. this shouldn't come as a surprise after such a wild weather week. >> it's terrible. >> freezing. >> cold. >> it's freezing out here, man. >> reporter: and now freezing rain and ice in tennessee. crews armed with salt trucks are at the ready. >> we have 32 counties here in the middle tennessee area that tdot will be keeping an eye on. we will have enough people here to make sure that the roads are ready for rush hour in the morning. >> re
in alexandra, virginia. your husband is about to deploy for the whatth time? >> fifth time. >> where is he headed? >> to bahrain this time. >> the fact that this concert is put on by the first lady and by dr. biden, and for you, little man, and for all the military families, how does that feel? >> it's really nice. because this is for our family personally, one of the last things we'll do together before my husband deploys. and we'll get to do it together. and this morning we did a service project for the national day of service. and, again, it was something we could do together. in the spirit of service. and, you know, it's a nice way to end or start a deployment. >> so when your dad goes away, are you bummed out? >> a little bit. we keep ourselves together. >> what does your dad do when he goes overseas? >> he's helping people. and sometimes -- well, his rank is commander in it chief. >> o he's commander in chief. >> yeah. >> so it's a little like commander in chief is the president and also the big boss, huh? >> mom, what's his rank? >> he's a lieutenant commander. >> that's okay. we ca
of that group? alexandra lebenthal will join us later on "closing bell." stay with us. [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ >>> welcome back. another market flash for you. right over to josh lipton we go. hi, josh. >> hi, maria. we're watching blackberry right now. the company formerly known as research in motion, the company just lost another friend on the street. s&p now lowering its recommendation on the stock to sell from hold. this coming on the heels of the company's big unveil today of the blackberry 10. s&p analysts saying they believe the new devices will do more to retain existing blackberry subscribers than to lure new subscribers, the stock at the lows of the recession. back to you, maria. >> thank you so much. in the final minutes of trading right now. dow 14,000 appears to be on hold. at least one more day. we're fading in the last hour of trading, last few minutes, down 52 points on the dow. >> joining us now to break down the market, erin gibbs, chief executive officer of investment capital iq.
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going on, and alexandra in cities across the delta. something like 10 provinces are in revolt right now the president, mohamed morsi, in a bid to quell what was going on, finally made a speech. but in the speech, there was a very angry tone and it was a finger wagging speech. he opposed a state of emergency for 30 days in these three cities along the suez canal, which are the most rested cities right now. as opposed to cairo, which leading the revolt -- actually, in suez [indiscernible] he imposed a nighttime curfew and fines for the curfew. it is supposed to be from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. people began marches at 8:45 p.m. and told morsi it will not abide by the curfew, will not abide by his government's. and so he is facing a very serious crisis right now. the police have lost control of the cities. the army has been deployed, but largely guarding state institutions that have to do the suez canal. it is a very significant and pivotal moment. >> can you explain what the implications are of the declaration of the state of the emergency? and as you point out, thousands have defied the ord
is not here, alexandra, and three step sons who likewise are spread around the world. but we are thinking about them as we embark on this wonderful journey. for 29 years, i've sat up on the dais where you are and i looked down at the witnesses and wondered what they're thinking sometimes as we question them, and i don't want this to affect your opening questions, but let me say i have never seen a more distinguished and better looking group of public officials in my life. suddenly, i'm feeling a lot of sympathy for the folks who sit down here. i want you to know that a couple nights ago, i was watching "godfather 2" so be forewarned if someone suddenly shows up with my long-lost brother back in the audience, all bets are off, folks. and i am enormously grateful for the generous comments of the chair and the ranking member. thank you very, very much. thank you also for your tremendous cooperation over the course of the last years and providing that you get me out of here quickly, i will be able to congratulate you more fully when you officially assume your responsibilities. i will tell you
in with meteorologist alexandra steele who's trying to keep warm in studio with me. what do the next few days look like? >> we've hit bottom like that poor reporter. she was down. we've been down, and we're on the rise. we'll talk about the warmth. we'll see about a 20-degree rise. where we're seeing the wet conditions, all the rain and no from yesterday in the east is gone. the onslaught of moisture in southwest, phoenix, vegas, los angeles, all seeing pretty rainy day. and as we head toward the north and east, what we're going to watch is a piece of that energy move into the intermountain west. it's dry in colorado now, but we'll watch -- watch what happens from here into the upper midwest. we're going to see an ice storm develop once again. and chicago actually has a winter storm watch posted from tomorrow morning through monday morning. the timeline, 1:00 tomorrow afternoon, here's chicago. the pink delineates where we will see freezing rain. why it's freezing rain instead of chicago instead of snow, you ask, is right at the surface is where we have temperatures at the surface, immediately close to
. stockton to the east were closed overnight. >>> messy, messy. let's check in with alexandra steele in the weather center. >> good morning to you both. a lot of that is because of icy bridges and overpasses. i-10 spaghetti bowl. it was a record. kids going to school late today. the sleds are out. 2.9 inches, a record for the day. but not out of the question to see snow in el paso. on average, pick up 6.6 inches. a little bit of the novelty factor. a year to the date. last january 9th they had any measurable snow. that was just .1 inch. franklin mountains beautiful with the snow. all done. a flurries and cold temperatures, area of low pressure pushing eastward. and east of st. anglo, predominantly a rainmaker. big picture today, seeing around the great lakes very windy conditions. flying from chicago, rochester, syracuse, even into boston, strong wind gusts, courtesy of this area of high pressure. on the whole, really quite cold around the current. for the next five days, when we have a big pattern change. temperatures warming up 10 degrees as we head toward next week. >> thank you s
posted. >> thanks, alexandra, we'll take a break. >>> good morning, thank you for being with us, i'm carol costello. it's 33 minutes past the hour. to politics now, if you thought the battle over gun control was heated before, you haven't seen anything yet. vice president joe biden making strong statements how the white house could handle the issue. >> the president is going to act. there's executive ors, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. >> we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all of the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is require. >> biden is leading the president's task force to end gun violence. president obama going around congress to achieve his goals department go over too well with some people. >> when biden himself and president, cabinet, attorney general, all of a bunch of leftist democrats talk about using executive orders, you say for what? it can only be to take guns away from people. and who knew that executive order can trump a constitutional amendment. >> rush limb
and alexandra. our grandchildren who are represented here today by our daughter madeline and i have to include the delasandro family of baltimore in that gratitude as well. and i must thank my constituents in san francisco for giving me the privilege of representing that beautiful and diverse city in the congress of the united states. each of us here today is truly a representative. a representative in the truest sense of the word. to represent the highest hopes and aspirations of the american people. on new year's eve, some of you, a large number of members of congress joined hundreds of people at the national archives building where we observed at midnight the 150th anniversary of the signing of the emancipation proclamation. at midnight there was an enactment of harriet tubman ringing the bill, ringing the bill. and as she rang the bell she said, now we are free. it was quite an incredible moment. and it was one that ushered in what president lincoln would call a new birth of freedom. for his era and for generations to come. that transformative moment in our history is a reminder of the bes
in alexandra goddard. she has a blog and has been posting on this developing story. also want to bring in mark radaza. her attorney. to both of you, good morning. alexandria, let me just begin with you. how and why did you get involved in this case in steubenville, ohio? >> i used to live in steubenville so i keep track of the news there. when i first came across the article, i just -- i felt like because it was involving football players and there is a culture there that football is very important, that there was probably a little more to this story than what the local media was reporting. so i started doing my own research. >> so you went digging on social media. without naming names, alexandria, tell us what you found. >> i found -- i went through the twitter accounts and i found, you know, very disturbing messages. basically laying out a timeline of what happened that evening. found the cache of the youtube video. just found all of the social media, which told the story of what happened that night. >> with the video, and this is the first time that so many people are seeing this 12-minute
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